Tempeh Stew with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
With the beginning of fall and cooler temperatures, we begin to look forward to warming comfort foods. This tempeh stew tasted very good o a rainy day.
Serving Size: 4
- 1 lb. mixed vegetables, peeled and cut into cubes (carrots, parsnips, 1/4 celery root, onion, peas)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 pound/package tempeh, cut into cubes
- 2 teaspoons vegan Worcestershire sauce or tamari
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1 lb. potatoes, peeled and halved
- 4 tablespoons olive oil (separated)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons oregano leaves
- Peel and cut the potatoes.
- Place in a large pot of lightly salted water and bring to a gentle boil.
- Cook until the potatoes are soft.
- In a large pot, combine vegetables and 1 tablespoon oil.
- Saute the vegetables for 3-5 minutes.
- Add the 1/2 cup water, over medium heat, bring to a soft boil, then turn down the heat and place a lid on the pot.
- Lightly sear the tempeh cubes to golden brown using 1 tablespoon olive oil or oil of choice
- Add the seared tempeh and vegan Worcestershire sauce or tamari to the vegetables.
- Reduce heat to low.
- Cook, covered, for 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- Peel and mince the garlic. Add garlic and 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a small frying pan and cook until softened.
- Drain the water from the cooked potatoes.
- Add the garlic, salt and pepper to the potatoes and mash.
- Divide potatoes among four dishes and top with stew.
- Sprinkle with oregano leaves.